Design Evenings Go Nationwide!

Design Evenings Go Nationwide!

Maxwell Ryan
Mar 11, 2011

Want to meet the design movers and shakers in your town? Want to join others who are already doing it? This coming month we're working closely with Design Evening volunteers in Boulder, St. Louis and Washington DC to help them bring out great guests and build on the momentum we started this past summer with Meetup Everywhere. Check out the evenings already planned below, join up or join us in starting one in your own town.


• What: Boulder, Colorado Apartment Therapy Design Evening
• Who: Kristin FitzGerrell with Studio 22
• When: Wednesday, March 16 at 6pm RSVP
• Where: Design Within Reach | 2049 Broadway, Boulder, Colorado 80302

Kicking off a series of creative conversations, local assemblage artist, Kristin FitzGerrell of Studio22 will pull you up by your scrappy bootstraps and inspire you to share what you love about the process and the passion of living creative lives.


• What: St. Louis Apartment Therapy Design Evening
• Who: Phil Durham, founder of Studio/Durham Architects
• When: Wednesday March 16 at 6:30pm RSVP
• Where: Centro Modern Furnishings | 4727 McPherson Avenue Saint Louis, Missouri 63108

At St. Louis' premiere Design Evening, Phil Durham, architect and founder of Studio/Durham Architects will present, "Beyond Cookie Cutter Design: Using Custom Made Furniture To Create Spectacular Spaces."

Durham, who has been featured on HGTV's "Generation Renovation" and in such publications as Dwell, Interior Design Magazine and Business Week Frontier Magazine, has custom-designed pieces on commercial to residential projects, creating everything from office workstations to flat files to kitchen cabinetry. His design approach is highly interactive, involving the client in every stage of development. He focuses his efforts on creating spaces that are innovative, environmentally friendly as well as aesthetically pleasing.

His home was featured on Apartment Therapy: Phil & Hali's Quintessential Loft


• What: Washington DC Apartment Therapy Design Evening
• Who: Lauren Liess of The Pure Style
• When: Wednesday, March 16 at 7pm RSVP
• Where: Sukio Design Co. | 1712 14th Street NW, Washington DC

Lauren Liess launched her studio in 2007 and she has since gained a reputation for being an intuitive, fresh and down-to-earth interior designer who designs highly personal homes her clients love. Her designs are a seamless blend of old and new, adeptly combining the unexpected and making it work. To Lauren, home is extremely important: It's the place we go to relax, to be ourselves, and to spend quality time with the people we care about. It's the backdrop for our lives and by figuring how clients "tick" design-wise, Lauren creates homes that are completely personal and suited to clients' individual tastes.

She writes the popular design and lifestyle blog, Pure Style Home, chronicling daily life as a wife, mother & designer, and has been featured in publications such as Better Homes and Gardens Magazine, the Washington Post and the Washingtonian. Lauren has recently launched a new line of furniture and textiles which embody her classic yet fresh "pure style" aesthetic and are available through Pure Style Home. She's thrilled to have been selected to design a room in this year's DC Design House for Children's Hospital.

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